The Journal of the 27th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) represents our first in-person colloquium since moving online during the pandemic. We were hosted by Kennesaw State University in Georgia, and appreciated the full support of their Cyber Institute and the partnership with both Kennesaw’s Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice (CCERP), and the Public Infrastructure Security Cyber Education System (PISCES) as part of The Colloquium.
This journal embodies contributions of authors from around the world, as we collaborate to enhance the cyber resilience of society. Papers this year were aligned around the Conference theme Countering the Global Cyber Threat Through Educational Intervention reflects the key role cybersecurity education plays in the stability of our technology-driven society.
The CISSE is a key gathering place for many of the leaders of the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity as well as many other education programs and individuals offering cybersecurity education. The annual meeting has been continuous for 27 years and offers an opportunity for all educators to see the advances in the field of cybersecurity education. In addition, CISSE offers a particular welcome to young cybersecurity educators and offers a way of connecting and finding collaborative opportunities with those who have common research interests.
This year 14 Papers were accepted that came from across the US and internationally. The journal publishes all submitted papers of significant value to the Colloquium members and the field, after passing a peer review process and review by the Editorial Board.
This year's papers reflect innovative developments in the curricular and laboratory content, with more professional context to increase students’ level of engagement and vision for their future. Preparing students to defend space systems, wireless systems, social media, and software systems. Artificial intelligence and gamification continue to play innovative roles in instructional technology and design and now as topics of cybersecurity analysis. Core cybersecurity subjects like forensics, Internet of things security, security operations center management, data privacy, and risk management were advanced by the contribution of our authors. Emphasis on inclusiveness, interculturality, curricular relevance, global team support, and immersive experiences where highlighted. Emerging skills like prompt engineering of artificial intelligence and social media analysis drew strong attention. Also we are seeing a much greater sense of urgency for cybersecurity education across the curriculum and across disciplines.
The CISSE continues to use CrossRef for its DOIs and inclusion in research databases representing increased accessibility to our author’s research and will continue to be indexed on Google Scholar. All papers available through OpenJournal at cisse.info and papers use the IEEE template to increase our opportunities for follow-on publication opportunities. CISSE requires ORCID numbers for all authors to make it easier for researchers to find CISSE authors as their professional circumstances change, and the requirement to use DOI links in citations.
This is the second year we’ve welcomed The Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice (CCERP) as a separate track in the in-person conference this year with CISSE. A portion of their proceedings are published in a separate section within the hard copy of the Journal of the Colloquium. Thanks very much to Dr. Michael Whitman and Dr. Herbert Mattord for their amazing collaboration. The CCERP papers will be printed alongside the CISSE Journal in the printed volume.
We were glad to have the Public Infrastructure Security Cyber Education System (PISCES) providing key perspectives on their innovative program. PISCES provides a special opportunity for students to contribute directly to the cybersecurity of small and medium sized governments while maintaining confidentiality of governmental data. Research was submitted to both the CISSE primary track leading to our Journal and to a special PISCES track available in a separate section alongside the printed copy of the journal and the online offering. Special thanks to Erik Fretheim for orchestrating this key collaboration and bringing to the colloquium this innovative program.
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The Editorial Board would like to thank all those who participated, in particular the journal’s Program Committee members who enabled the peer review process. This allowed us to maintain the high standards of the journal and improved the Editorial Board’s review process. Thanks to Erik Fretheim and Denise Kinsey for organizing the conference again this year. And thank you to the Board of Directors and Officers of the Colloquium, who provided essential leadership and guidance under Chairman & Co-founder William “Vic” Maconachy.
The Editorial Board:
Erik Moore, Editor-in-Chief
Dan Likarish, Associate Editor
Denise Kinsey, Associate Editor
Erik Fretheim, Associate Editor
Andrew Belón, Production Editor